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Free On-Demand Course: Detection, Prevention, Response and Control of Emerging Respiratory Viruses

Free On-Demand Course: Detection, Prevention, Response and Control of Emerging Respiratory Viruses

The World Health Organization is offering a free on-demand (self-paced) course providing a general introduction to nCoV and emerging respiratory viruses aimed at public health…

Patient Tests Positive for Novel Coronavirus in Orange County in 3rd Documented Case in U.S.

Patient Tests Positive for Novel Coronavirus in Orange County in 3rd Documented Case in U.S.

Public health officials in Orange County have confirmed California’s first case of the deadly coronavirus, after confirmation test results were received by the U.S. Centers…

Toronto Public Health Reports First Presumptive Confirmed Case of Novel Coronavirus

Toronto Public Health Reports First Presumptive Confirmed Case of Novel Coronavirus

Toronto Public Health (TPH) has received notification of Toronto’s first presumptive confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a resident who recently returned from Wuhan China. The…

Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Washington State Resident

Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Washington State Resident

Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a case of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a Snohomish County resident. While the risk to…

CDC Announces Entry Screening to Begin at LAX, SFO and JFK for Novel Coronavirus

CDC Announces Entry Screening to Begin at LAX, SFO and JFK for Novel Coronavirus

Starting January 17, 2020, travelers from Wuhan to the United States will undergo entry screening for symptoms associated with 2019-nCoV at three U.S. airports that…

Thailand Confirms Novel Coronavirus in Traveler from Wuhan City

Thailand Confirms Novel Coronavirus in Traveler from Wuhan City

Chinese health authorities release nCoV-2019 full genome; transparency facilitates global biosurveillance efforts. On January 11, 2020, Chinese health authorities preliminarily identified more than 40 human…

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HEADLINE NEWS

Biodefense Headlines – July 31, 2016

Biodefense Headlines – July 31, 2016

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including CRISPR and the bioweapons convention, Biosecurity 2025, anthrax outbreak in Russia and more… BIOPREPAREDNESS Alberta…

Biodefense Headlines – July 24, 2016

Biodefense Headlines – July 24, 2016

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including pandemic vaccination strategies, bioterrorism algorithms, and Zika vaccine development. Contents BIOPREPAREDNESSPOLICY & POLICTICSSELECT AGENTSMEDICAL COUNTERMEASURESOUTBREAK…

Biodefense Headlines – July 17, 2016

Biodefense Headlines – July 17, 2016

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including digital pathogen detection, Ebola virus lingering in spinal fluid, and melioidosis outbreak drivers. POLICY &…

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Persons Evaluated for 2019 Novel Coronavirus — United States, January 2020

CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) On January 17, CDC and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection began health screenings at U.S.…

Bats’ Fierce Immune Systems Drive Viruses To Higher Virulence, Making Them Deadlier in Humans

A new University of California, Berkeley, study finds that bats’ fierce immune response to viruses could drive viruses to replicate faster, so that when they jump to…

Steroids Could Do More Harm Than Good in Treating Coronavirus

Steroids should be avoided in the treatment of the current novel coronavirus, experts have advised. A commentary article published in The Lancet concludes that, based on evidence from previous…

A Pneumonia Outbreak Associated with a New Coronavirus of Probable Bat Origin

NOTE: The following paper (.pdf) is undergoing accelerated peer-review. Abstract follows: Since the SARS outbreak 18 years ago, a large number of severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronaviruses…

Coronavirus and Brexit: UK Must Act Quickly Before Being Shut out of Europe’s Health Protection System

The threat posed by 2019-nCoV and the fragmentation of existing health protection systems caused by Brexit call for urgent assessment of cross Europe cooperation, say Mark Flear…

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JOURNAL HUBS

“We call on researchers, journals and funders to ensure that research findings and data relevant to this outbreak are shared rapidly and openly to inform the public health response and help save lives.” – Wellcome Trust

NEJM Novel Coronavirus

JAMA Network 2019-nCoV

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Elsevier Novel Coronavirus Information Center

BioRxiv Preprint Server *(Caution: information not yet peer-reviewed)

ASM Journal Network Coronavirus Articles American Society for Microbiology

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